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Publication numberUS1250823 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 18, 1917
Filing dateDec 1, 1916
Priority dateDec 1, 1916
Publication numberUS 1250823 A, US 1250823A, US-A-1250823, US1250823 A, US1250823A
InventorsMartin A Erickson
Original AssigneeOwen E Hulehan, Martin A Erickson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Window-drapery support.
US 1250823 A
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Patented Dec. 18, 1917.

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' @was Be it known that I, MAnTIN A; ERICKSON, a citizen of' the United States, residing at Deer-River, inY the county. of Itasca and State lof Minnesota, yhaveinvented certain Seial .,-111111110vealelltszy `in yWi.nclearm'apel'y Supports, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to supports for draperies, such as window shades, portires, curtains and the like, and the primary object thereof is to provide a bracket which may be readily applied to the window frame and easily removed therefrom.

Another object of the invention is to provide a drapery support which may be applied to the window frame without the employment of special fastening devices or indeed any fastening device other than that forming a part of the device.

It is also the purpose of my invention to provide means whereby the distance between the two shade brackets may be adjustable to compensate for varying widths of window frames. I have also provided means for conveniently supporting a curtain pole or portire pole which may be folded or swung against the frame when not in use.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the window frame to which the invention is applied;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional detail taken on line 2 2, Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary end elevation of the invention.

Referring now to the drawings by numerals of reference, 1 designates a window frame of usual construction, to the upper rail of which I prefer to attach the support. The support is shown as consisting of a bar 2, the intermediate portion of which is provided with b ent over edges 3 and 4 to form a guide groove for the reception of a longitudinally movable shade bracket 5. One end ofthe bar is bent at right angles to the body portion, to form a flange C for engagement with the outer side edges of the vertical rail of the window frame, and at the intersection of'the flange 6 with the body portion i wmnowmnarssx SUPPORT.

Specicationfof LettersPatent. 1 Applieatienrled December 1, 1916., Serial No.

of the bar the said bar -is bent in the forniA Ofa socket or barrel 7 for the reception of .Patented Dee. 1s, 1917i;

the, vertical arm-8 of a curtainor portirepolebracket J9, saidbracket having alaterally extending portion l0 and an upwardly extending terminal` 11.. t

The relation of the arm 8 with respect to the socket or barrel 7 may be such that the portions lO and 11 of the pole support may be swung against the face of the window frame when not in use. I may, however, construct the pole bracket in such manner that it will be held rigid to said bar. At the end of the support distant from the flange 6 is a spring clamp holding barrel 12 to engage the intermediate portion of the spring clamp 13.V This clamp is shown near its end as provided with coils or convolutes 14 and 15 and with terminal spurs 1G and 17 adapted to engage the upper and under faces of the top rail of the window frame, while the flange abuts against the outer edge of the vertical rail of said window frame. Of course it is understood that there will be two of the supports, one at each upper corner of the window frame, and that one shade bracket will be provided with a hole or opening and the other with a slot, in the usual manner.

When it is desire-fl to apply the support it will be only necessary to position it so that the flange 6 abuts against the outer edge of the side rail and the spring, actuated spurs 16 and 17 engage the upper and lower edges, respectively, of the top rail so that the support will be held rigid with respect to the frame.

In the event that the spring portions 14 and 15 are insufficient to cause an adequate engagement of the spurs 16 and 17 with the frame, said spurs may be inserted into the wood by pressing upon the same with the thumb or otherwise. Ordinarily, however, this will not be necessary.

When it is desired to remove the xture it will be only necessary to remove the spurs from engagement with the top rail, whereupon the fixture may be removed.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that I have provided a shade, portire or curtain fixture which may be expeditiously applied and easily removed from its support. without perceptible marring of they frame and without the necessiti7 of employing additional fastening means of special tools. y c

Having thus described my invention, lI vclziim: i y u c 1. A Xture of the class described comy prising a support including zi bzirfii flange tioniengngezible in they barrel, spring coils formed near 'the ends of .the irire'zind ruil engaging 'terminals :itl thoendsv of the ivire.

f Copies of this patent may beobtaiiied'for 2. Inl a xture ofthe class. described a support formed from :isingle piece of sheet metal consisting of a bui', zii-nil` engaging .y flangel extending zit right :ingles ,gfi{oinoiie end ot the bar, :i biii'i'el formed nt' the point of vjuncture of the {iiinge and the bai' :ind

adapted toreceive :i pole-carrying bracket,

guide flanges foi-med on the upper und 'lonen-.edges of the bnr and zidiiptedjto tref.

ceive the sliadebriicket :ind anotlier barrel formed on thel Aopposite end adapted to receive lthe rail eliiinpingmennsv.

of the bili' und InA testimony ,'W'liereof my signaV g v ture;l

ve cents each, by addressing the Coixiitiiis'sqiiiirb` ef vlateiiti'v" WashingtonQnCY" Y y

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US4466591 *Nov 16, 1981Aug 21, 1984Alonzo Peter LBracket element for supporting hanging devices
U.S. Classification248/254
Cooperative ClassificationA47H1/13